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[LINUX][NON-WINDOWS][ONLY REPRODUCABLE ON LINUX] Sessionstore variables for OS restart don't do anything

browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_OS_restart = false. My browser still restores on os restart. Startup -> Restore previous windows and tabs is unchecked browser.sess… (read more)

browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_OS_restart = false. My browser still restores on os restart. Startup -> Restore previous windows and tabs is unchecked browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes = 0 browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand = false browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash = false

I do not and will not manually close my browser session every time I want to shut down my computer in order to get it to do what it's supposed to. Linux sends SIGTERM to all running processes on shutdown. Firefox isn't handling this correctly, obviously, because if it was, then my settings would be getting respected. SIGTERM is the standard signal sent to windows that need to close gracefully and are expected to still be functional.

NOTE: Do not provide windows-specific support to this thread. I am not running firefox on windows, and I do not possess a windows computer or license.

Asked by ctrentsj 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 17 hours ago

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Browsing being interrupted by recommendation to install a third-part ad blocker. Security risk?

I've just had my browsing interrupted with this recommendation to install an extension: https://torrent-protection.com/download-now/ I was viewing this page: https://www.… (read more)

I've just had my browsing interrupted with this recommendation to install an extension: https://torrent-protection.com/download-now/

I was viewing this page: https://www.eurogamer.net/with-the-new-ps-plus-premium-and-extra-sony-opts-for-the-car-boot-sale-approach-to-catalogue-gaming

I was taken out of the page without pressing anything and taken to this recommendation. In particular, it appears like an official Firefox message and security recommendation, with Firefox suggesting I should install this extension for my security. Sadly I don't have a screenshot but it's happened twice this morning already.

Is this really Firefox endorsed? Or are they pushing their extension with fake credentials? How is the page viewing interrupted this way and diverted automatically to another webpage?

Asked by dg.coombes 21 hours ago

Answered by Paul 21 hours ago

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Is there a way to remove a device from sync if I no longer have access to that device?

My old PC still shows up on sync. I can't remove it because I took it apart when I built my current PC to reuse some parts. Is there a way to remove it from sync or am I … (read more)

My old PC still shows up on sync. I can't remove it because I took it apart when I built my current PC to reuse some parts. Is there a way to remove it from sync or am I stuck with it showing up?

Asked by ers379 1 day ago

Answered by Paul 23 hours ago

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[Linux] All sessionstore settings except "max tabs undo" are completely ignored on reboot

No matter what I do to firefox to try and prevent it from restoring my session on reboot (which is the behavior I would *least* prefer, I'd prefer if firefox refused to l… (read more)

No matter what I do to firefox to try and prevent it from restoring my session on reboot (which is the behavior I would *least* prefer, I'd prefer if firefox refused to launch at all and required me to manually delete all the session files before I'd want it to restore my session automatically) It """""helpfully""""" brings my window back up with every single tab and window I had open before I *****restarted my computer*****.

All I want is for firefox to open with a fresh session *every single time I open it*. I never want sessionstore to ever work at all in any circumstance whatsoever.

Asked by ctrentsj 1 week ago

Answered by ctrentsj 6 days ago

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Firefox locking up / hangs after using search

At random, whenever use a search box on a page, Firefox will lock up. The "loading" icon on the tab will animate as normal, but the entire window won't respond. If I pre… (read more)

At random, whenever use a search box on a page, Firefox will lock up. The "loading" icon on the tab will animate as normal, but the entire window won't respond. If I press the show desktop button and then try to reveal Firefox, none of the windows will appear. I'd have to go into Windows Task Manager and be lucky enough to terminate the correct process containing the tab, or else I'd have to start all over again.

Asked by lokeyhermit 1 month ago

Answered by lokeyhermit 1 day ago

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Zap2it web page is blank

When I try to go the the site https://tvlistings.zap2it.com/ it show top part of page while it tries to retrieve TV listings, but then the whole page goes blank. It still… (read more)

When I try to go the the site https://tvlistings.zap2it.com/ it show top part of page while it tries to retrieve TV listings, but then the whole page goes blank. It still goes blank when in troubleshooting mode.

Works with Microsoft Edge browser. Any ideas?

Asked by ntcain 1 day ago

Answered by ntcain 1 day ago

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auto fast scrolling randomly

no ryme or reason that i have found. not a continuous issue, works normal 3 hours, next minute boom takes off immediately to bottom, if i reverse direction action will st… (read more)

no ryme or reason that i have found. not a continuous issue, works normal 3 hours, next minute boom takes off immediately to bottom, if i reverse direction action will stop, then i drag bar back upward where it took off. I have replaced batteries in mouse thinking low voltage, not this issue, on-screen cursor will stop/n start or to me acts like too many other background apps running using all bandwidth or ram = low batt voltage =replace batt problem solved. scrolling issue does seem to happen more often in overnight hours, hard to say definitively, MS is no help, after reading 9 pg. of community scrolling issues mine is diff. no issues of randomly, this has been happening for awhile 2yrs maybe more. its the random part that confuses me, i gone threw all mouse settings on/off n firefox, windows, HP, no fix, no error, very odd, i have changed wireless mouses, i dont think i've tried a corded one, after this i will, just gotta find it. HP laptop; Gear Head MPT3200RED mouse;HDMI cord to 42" Sanyo LED TV; ANKER USB w/4 xtra slots; I never touch laptop lid is closed all time, multiple screen switch on. Its very annoying only one indention roll of wheel, one line selected in win settings, mouse receiver plugged into laptop which is approximately 6 ft. away max. there will be days works perfectly normal, n then this evening started again, probly been week maybe, i'm gonna start keeping track of every factor i can think off date, time, website, tabs active, extension s on/active eg. just now tubi going threw my list which is very long page, 6 dvd picture lines down boom takes off just caught it around line 20 outta 150 lines maybe, heres thot, internet access threw verizon hotspot using tether hi speed cable connected to Galaxy S9, if web page not fully loaded thats when action starts, once it starts doesnt matter then random part kicks in, i can restart cpu, or disconnect S9 for minute , sometimes that helps, but not always. oh. i also use onscreen keyboard to type...suks...this Q has taken over hour to type as i click one letter at a time to spell words, my hand n index finger cramping. any thots you can think of wud be most appreciated , i'll do my best at documenting incidents , thnx vic

Asked by oetkbtytr 1 month ago

Answered by Dropa 1 month ago

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how to remove a file that "contains a virus or malware" from notifications 2

Every time I run browser it messages me that downloaded file contains a virus or malware, even I deleted the file long time ago. I tried Ctrl+J "Remove from history", "Cl… (read more)

Every time I run browser it messages me that downloaded file contains a virus or malware, even I deleted the file long time ago. I tried Ctrl+J "Remove from history", "Clear downloads" and Organize/Delete that entry - Nothing helps. Its deleting, but when I run Firefox its appears again and again. This bug is terrible annoying, please fix it.

Asked by alexbel787 1 day ago

Answered by Dropa 1 day ago

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Always Show Tab Close Button

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases… (read more)

Is there a way to always show the tab close button on the tabs? Or perhaps to show the button on hover of the tab? Chrome does this and I find that very helpful, in cases where I want to close a tab and do not want to re-open that page.

Some context: When you have many tabs open (I know, who does that?) and you want to close some of them, but do not want to select those tabs, currently you can right-click and scroll through the menu to the `Close Tab` option. This is slow and a bit clunky. The `Close Tab` menu option is buried in the bottom-middle of the list.

This issue is somewhat complicated by the fact that I use the excellent Auto-Tab Discard extension to discard/sleep tabs. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) So when a tab is discarded, and you click on it, the tab reloads. Which is silly when you just want to close it.

Anyone aware of a way to always show the close-tab button, or show on hover?

Thanks!

Asked by daniel 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Icons in a Google Finance Watchlist only appear as text

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say… (read more)

Please see the attached screen shot. The icons at the top which allow you to toggle between watchlists are not available, and if you look at the list of stocks, some say "Equalizer" instead of showing the icon. Any settings I need to check?

Asked by haroldwaisel 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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how to block about:addons?

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literall… (read more)

I used a siteblocker and i tried blocking about:addons, wouldn't allow it so someone tell me how. im literally trying to prevent myself from removing extension i literally jumped from one browser to another just to make this shit possible please.

Asked by alifadul99 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Surfshark

Hi, just bought a new laptop which is loaded with windows 11, and I cannot download Surfshark vpn, I go to google and it will not even open any surfshark page, I assumed … (read more)

Hi, just bought a new laptop which is loaded with windows 11, and I cannot download Surfshark vpn, I go to google and it will not even open any surfshark page, I assumed it must be something to do with safesearch, so I clicked on the safesearch button but it does not give me the option to turn it off it just states 'You don't have permission to change your SafeSearch setting. It's locked by the device or network that you are browsing on' !! how do I get over this? any help appreciated,

Asked by tench6410 2 days ago

Answered by tench6410 2 days ago

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Spell Check not working.

Dear Sir or Madam, I'm running 101.0.1 and spell check no longer works on any mail app like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, BT Mail. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works… (read more)

Dear Sir or Madam,

I'm running 101.0.1 and spell check no longer works on any mail app like Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, BT Mail. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works correctly. This is despite my Firefox Settings being as below.....

Language Choose the languages used to display menus, messages, and notifications from Firefox. ENGLISH GB Set Alternatives… ENGLISH GB Choose your preferred language for displaying pages. Choose… ENGLISH (United Kingdom) (en-gb) Check your spelling as you type = Tick (Yes)

Could you please advise a fix?

Kind regards,

Neil.

P.S. If I use Chrome or Edge then spell check works correctly.

Asked by Trinovantes 3 days ago

Answered by Trinovantes 2 days ago

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firefox and thunderbird takes long time after initial boot up

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) fo… (read more)

I have W10 fully updated with plenty of RAM but in the last few weeks, after I boot up in the morning (I shut down every night) it takes a long time (several minutes) for either Firefox or Thunderbird to fully boot up . Firefox opens tomy home page, but does not complete for several minutes so I can go nowhere. If I am patient and wait it is fine the rest of the day..nice and fast. If I shut down and reboot again- very very slow opening of both for the initial time. I have run full virus scans, sfc/scannow, malwarebytes, cleared history and cache and cookies, turned off and on hardware excelerator. Any other suggestions? Word and Excel open quickly as usual.

Asked by oldbob2 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Loosing ALL cookies when Firefox session ended

I've just done a clean install of Windows 11 12H2 and, consquently, FireFox. Don't know why I'm loosing all cookies when Firefox session ended. Firefox 101.0.1 x64 OS… (read more)

I've just done a clean install of Windows 11 12H2 and, consquently, FireFox.

Don't know why I'm loosing all cookies when Firefox session ended.

Firefox 101.0.1 x64 OS Windows 11 Pro v 21H2 (Build 22000.776)

Asked by IanM 2 days ago

Answered by Márk 2 days ago

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As webdeveloper : how can i ask canvas usage before using it ?

Firefox allow to disable access to canvas for lowering fingerprinting, it's cool ! But as web developer : i like to ask this access before try to using it, Something like… (read more)

Firefox allow to disable access to canvas for lowering fingerprinting, it's cool !

But as web developer : i like to ask this access before try to using it,

Something like :

1. Do you alllow canvas ? 2. Show the browser part 3. Wait for user answer 4. It's OK : download PDF done with canvass 5. It's not OK : shown an error to user.

To avoid such situation (see screencast)

Asked by Shnoulle 4 days ago

Answered by Shnoulle 3 days ago

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Latest Windows 10 update

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs.… (read more)

The latest update for Wondows 10 prevents Firefox (and Edge) from loading. Everything works fine once I've uninstalled the latest update so the problem is clearly theirs. I can't be the only person experiencing this problem but contacting Microsoft is next to impossible. I wonder if you can: 1) alert them to this issue; and 2) pressure them to fix it as constantly uninstalling the updates is a pain!

Asked by sjarmain 5 days ago

Answered by sjarmain 3 days ago